Tagged: silk

Rixo x-o-x-o

Christmas season maybe fast approaching but even the sighting of that behemoth shouldn’t turn all thoughts to party clothes.  Why? Because life needs to be lived and party clothes should be a reflection of every day.  Such is the philosophy of Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McClosky, the founders of fashion label Rixo.

Their vision was to create vintage-inspired pieces for the modern woman to wear with confident style and effortless grace.

For the quality of the material – silk,  the timeless nature of the clothes and the plus point of individuality,  the price point sits happy on the purse.

(All pics Rixo)

These pieces sing dressing up is for daytime, floor length can be casual and style always transcends season.


I, for one, am in.

Laters, Kate x

The Art of a fine print..

I don’t know about everybody else but it has been a steep learning curve for me getting to grips with all things IT..setting up websites, tarting up pictures – many has been the time when I have had the computer open in front of me with my Ipad balanced precariously on a knee trying to copy the instructions from one to the other…and then there’s all the different bits of social media that are meant to be linked in..and I’ve some how done all that…but it doesn’t mean I’m an expert in any of them, in fact it has taken me a while to work out exactly what each one represents.

The one I have got to grips with (slowly – it all takes such time!) is Pinterest.. but I love jumping in and flicking through the images..from crafts to interiors to shoes to clothes. It’s like having the best thought triggers possible at my fingers.  We’ve started a few boards and at the start, I didn’t know what they would really be, but now I see they’re an online scrapbook…for us, Pinterest shows the source of all our inspiration…

The following pictures are in our ‘print’ board..I was interested to pull some visual references together as a designer who has designed prints for Givenchy (!) has said they are keen to design some prints for us…I feel a frisson..


1960s Lanvin dress.


Late 1970s Leonard Silk jersey dress.


1970s Pauline Trigere 3 piece set.b8080089e91e762e214660a039fe621a

1980s silk chiffon James Galanos Gown.


1960s Donald brooks cord and net dress.


1971 Malcolm Star Caspian Silk Dress.


1950s Jaques Tiffeau silk dress.


1970s Domitvalli caftan.


1970s Hand painted silk skirt and shawl.


1960s Emilio Pucci caped top and trousers.


Pastel print Malcolm Star maxi dress.

318bf6f16dde3262520a031efd6b42ad 1960s gold brocade evening maxi coat.


1940s Claudia Young silk Dragon dress.


1970s Mac Tac jersey print dress.


1970s coral and turquoise Maurice jersey dress.

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1970s metallic silk Geoffrey Beene skirt and top.


1960s silk metallic Mollie Parnis gown.

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1960’s silk chiffon Pucci skirt and top.

(all pictures courtesy of http://www.firstdibs.com which would be my first port of call if I ever won the lottery)

Now if I could just work out how Twitter works…

Laters, Kate x